Serpent still from "Frontera!" animated film

Film professor’s original animation debuts on

Unconventional short film uses humor, hip hop and comic book-style animation to tell fascinating story of revolt in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Lisa White

Paleontologist entices diverse students to dig her field

We love to see giant dinosaur fossils in museums, but microfossils are everywhere, geoscientist Lisa White tells school kids. An African-American woman in one of the least diverse scientific fields, White directs education and public programs at the Museum of Paleontology.
Mario Garcia

Latino profiles defy stereotypes

A book by UC Santa Barbara professor Mario García offers young Latinos a new narrative.
man/science fiction photo illustration

Science fiction through lens of racial inclusiveness

Prestigious grant will fund a yearlong exploration of ethnic futurisms.

Physics Girl wins national competition

Outreach coordinator creates YouTube videos that encourage girls to pursue science.
Carlos Cortés

Professor edits new encyclopedia on multiculturalism in America

Carlos Cortés, professor emeritus of history, worked as lead editor for "Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia."
David Blackwell

Life stories of early black faculty offer window onto history

Eighteen African American faculty and senior administrators, hired before the advent of affirmative-action policies in the 1970s, recount their stories in an oral-history series.
Walnut Grove community, 1925

Rare documentary about early Japanese immigrants resurfaces

After 30 years, film about first-generation Issei in California reaches new audiences.
Eitaro Ishigaki

Bringing attention to overlooked artists

Art history professor is on a detective mission to find works produced by Asian-American artists from the early 20th century.
Nailah Seale and Daril Brown

Faculty inspire Howard grads to pursue Ph.D. at UC San Diego

Bioengineers were among first members of UC San Diego Howard Partnership for Graduate Student Success.